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Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

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Serves:
12
Time to prepare:
15 min
Time to cook:
30 min
  • Ingredients (Cake) Nutrition Facts

  • 1 3/4 cups (440 mL)all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL)cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL)salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL)unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups (420 mL)granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)buttermilk
  • Ingredients (Frosting)

  • 3/4 cup (175 mL)cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 8 oz (230 g)bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL)cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL)salt
  • 3 cups (750 mL)icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL)milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)vanilla

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